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Bobi Wine's Treason Case Has Been Adjourned

The Ugandan government says it needs more time to investigate the case.

The treason case facing Bobi Wine and 33 other opposition leaders who were arrested in mid-August has been adjourned until December 3, BBC Africa reports.

The group was arrested and accused of treason for allegedly attacking President Museveni's motorcade at a by-election rally in Arua, Uganda. Most, including Wine, appeared in court today, however, according to Ugandan publication New Vision, some defendants were not able to appear in court on Monday due to illness.

The government, at the request of state prosecutor Julius Ochen, has postponed the civil court case, stating that they need more time to investigate.

READ: "I'm Proud to Be Persecuted for the Truth: Bobi Wine On the Fight for Freedom in Uganda"


According to the BBC Africa, the dragging out of cases such as these is not uncommon under Museveni.

To quote the publication directly:

Treason charges have been brought against Mr Museveni's political opponents in the past but the cases either drag on in court or the charges are eventually dropped.

For more on the Bobi Wine case, check out our extensive coverage, and revisit our exclusive interview with the musician and opposition leader from last month, where he discusses what it means to be a freedom fighter.

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The 10 Best Ghanaian Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Sarkodie, Amaarae, Stonebwoy, KiDi x Teddy Riley and more.

In September 2020, Ghana's most talented artists and producers came through as usual, and blessed us with several songs that have been the soundtrack of our month. Debut projects, international collaborations and more were dished out, so here we give you the cream of the crop. Check out our best Ghanaian songs of the month below!

Follow our GHANA WAVE playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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Togo Makes Historic Appointment with First Ever Woman Prime Minister

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe recently appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister.

Togo made history this past Monday after it appointed Victoire Tomegah Dogbe as the country's first ever woman Prime Minister, according to the BBC. Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe appointed Dogbe, his chief-of-staff since 2009, following the resignation of Komi Selom Klassou last week Friday. President Gnassingbe was reportedly due for a cabinet reshuffle in February of this year, however, this was delayed by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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The 8 Best East African Songs of the Month (September)

Featuring Willy Paul, Diamond Platnumz, Fik Fameica, Ali Kiba, Zuchu and more.

These are the hottest tracks from East Africa released in the month of September.

Follow our East African Grooves playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

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